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Finning Announces Equipment Sale to Shell Albian Sands

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2009) - Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) announced today that its Canadian division has secured a sale of seven Caterpillar 797 mining trucks and nine D11 track-type tractors to Shell Canada Energy. The equipment will be delivered to Shell Albian's operations at the Muskeg River Mine during the fourth quarter of 2009. This additional equipment brings Albian's Caterpillar fleet to over 200 machines. "We are pleased to build on our long-standing partnership with the Albian Sands as they expand production," noted Dave Parker, president of Finning (Canada). "As part of our mining growth strategy, Finning has developed capabilities to provide exceptional service and world-class equipment to our oil sands customers. We are encouraged by the ongoing activity in the Fort McMurray region." The Muskeg River Mine is part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, a joint venture among Shell Canada (60%), Chevron Canada Limited (20%) and Marathon Oil Sands L.P. (20%). The Muskeg River Mine, which utilizes conventional truck and shovel mining, has a design capacity of 155,000 barrels of bitumen per day. Finning International Inc. is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer delivering unrivalled service to customers since 1933. Finning sells, rents and services equipment and engines to help customers maximize productivity. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., the company operates in Western Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom. Forward-Looking Disclaimer This report contains statements about the Company's business outlook, objectives, plans, strategic priorities and other statements that are not historical facts. A statement we make is forward-looking when it uses what we know and expect today to make a statement about the future. 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Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial may also have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, or results of operations. Except as otherwise indicated by us, forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any non-recurring or other unusual items or of any dispositions, mergers, acquisitions, other business combinations or other transactions that may be announced or that may occur after the date hereof. The financial impact of these transactions and non-recurring and other unusual items can be complex and depends on the facts particular to each of them. We therefore cannot describe the expected impact in a meaningful way or in the same way we present known risks affecting our business. Finning International Inc. Mauk Breukels Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs (604) 331-4934 mbreukels@finning.ca www.finning.com